Looking back


2017 B3 2017 - ON DESIRE.

The third edition of Europe's most important creative festival dedicated to the moving image attracts around 43,000 visitors. From 29 November to 3 December 2017, the main theme of the discussions is ON DESIRE. About 250 artists and media professionals from 20 countries, active in the areas of art, film, games and VR, will present their positions and opinions on this theme.

The five-day program features numerous premieres, making B3 once more a hotspot for contemporary media art. Core of B3 2017 is its main exhibition: video installations, short films and feature films, games, VR and AR projects by 70 artists exlore topics such as eroticism, loneliness, sexuality, home, flight, and identity. A total of 16 world, European and German premieres express the artistic significance of B3. A special highlight of B3 2017 is the world premiere of "The Great Farce" by Federico Solmi: across the facade of Schauspiel Frankfurt, a 110 meter video panorama is projected. The work is met with a strong response by international media and audiences.

2016

B3 2016 - Fair premiere at a fair premiere:

In October B3 had its debut at the Arts+, the new international platform of Frankfurt Book Fair for new business models in the cultural and creative industries.’ Kick-off press conference on 3 July: Hessen’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts Boris Rhein and B3 Artistic Director Prof. Bernd Kracke presented initial topics of B3 2017, including greater cooperation with Beijing and Shanghai and the focal topic of VR+AR; in addition, the Danish “first-person reality” production Doghouse was shown. In September during Beijing Design Week in Beijing Hessen’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Boris Rhein, opened the joint exhibition of B3 and the Beijing Media Art Biennale 2016 (BMAB), and the B3 + Shanghai exhibition in Shanghai. Other items on the agenda included a visit to the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), the “Hessen Film Night” and talks about the further international orientation of B3.

2015

B3 2015 - Expanded Senses.

From 7 to 11 October, 2015 B3 was host to 270 regional, national and international artists and persons in media from 22 countries involved in art, film, TV, games, Web, design and science. At 22 locations exhibitions, screenings, performances, master classes and discussions they intensively addressed new TV and film projects and spectacular video- and media art. The five-day program boasted numerous international stars from the world of art and media such as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Mike Reiss, Dean O`Gorman, William Kentridge, Anton Corbijn, Federico Solmi, John Gerrard, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Yves Netzhammer, to name just a few. The second edition of Germany’s most important creative festival inspired around 170,000 visitors with its diverse events inside and outside Germany. In the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt B3 presented a special show on the B3 key topic “Expanded Senses. Kunst. Körper. Kommunikation” featuring works by 17 international artists from ten nations including Gary Hill (USA), Federico Solmi (USA), William Kentridge (RSA), Clare Langan (IRL), Lynn Hershman Leeson (USA), Brian Eno (GB), John Gerrard (IRL) and Yves Netzhammer (CH). New partner for B3: From 27 May to 30 June, 2015 the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing (CAFA) presented 60 modern Chinese artists in an interdisciplinary and cross-media exhibition entitled “B3+Beijing. Moving in Time” in the CAFA Museum. Premiere: Frankfurt Book Fair became a B3 partner. In the framework of two “tea- time talks” Joachim Unseld, head of Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, talked to Israeli interaction designer Eyal Fried, while Uwe B. Carstensen from S. Fischer Verlag talked to film producer Sean Wheelan (Filmgate). Frankfurt’s main station became a B3 venue for the first time. Video and installation artist Federico Solmi from Italy enchanted the audience with a potpourri of images from games, pop culture and the Internet. At the “Virtual Reality Meeting Point” visitors could don VR spectacles and immerse themselves in completely new realities. In a world premiere, to mark the 25th anniversary of German reunification video artist Rotraut Pape showed her long-term project “The Wall – the Vertical Horizon”. On 11 October, 2015 British musician and multimedia artist Brian Eno received the B3 BEN Honorary Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The internationally-renowned photographer Anton Corbijn read the eulogy. New Festival focal topic: Both the wide-ranging exhibition by the German Film Museum, Frankfurt, “Films and Games. Interactions” (1 July, 2015 to 31 January, 2016), but also the accompanying conference program devoted themselves to the dynamic relations between films and video games. Centerpieces of the B3 biennial 2015 are the media art special exhibitions. In the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt the Biennial presented a special show on the key topic “Expanded Senses. Kunst Körper Kommunikation” featuring works by international artists from ten nations. The B3 special show on the topic “Immersions” in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt displayed outstanding virtual reality art projects.

2014

B3 Autumn School 2014

The B3 Autumn School in Frankfurt successfully celebrated its premiere with around 2,000 participants. From 29 September to 4 October, 2014 young creative talents from Germany and Europe were invited to become acquainted with the latest trends, technologies and developments in the fields of film, TV, Web, design, games, art and sound in an up close and practice-oriented way. Some 40 regional, national and international media experts and artists passed on their know-how to pupils, teachers, students and young professionals in 35 workshops. As part of the B3 Autumn School the B3 Think Tank was created. Some 60 international pioneers from six nations discussed current topics from art, media and science, and provided new impetus for the future development of B3. For the official opening of the B3 Autumn School New York media artist Lucy Raven is showing her first solo exhibition in Europe in the Portikus. For the film “Curtain”, produced exclusively for this exhibition, Raven transformed the Portikus into a cinema in 1850.

2013

B3 2013 - Expanded Narration.

30 October marked the start of the first B3 Biennial of the Moving Image. Under the key topic “Expanded Narration. Das neue Erzählen” 200 artists, filmmakers, designers, Internet specialists, game developers and scientists assembled to discuss the opportunities and perspectives of the moving image. The debut attracted 25,000 visitors from 12 nations. On 3 November sound artist Laurie Anderson received the first BEN Honorary Prize for Lifetime Achievement, and gave an exclusive special concert on the occasion. The main prizes went to Irish photographer and video artist Richard Mosse, South African artist Candice Breitz and the directors the Riahi Brothers.

2012

B3 2012

Hessen’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts Eva Kühne-Hormann and Prof. Bernd Kracke, on behalf of the organizer of Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG), presented to the public the new event format B3 Biennial of the Moving Image. Some 30 players from the fields of art, culture, industry and science presented and discussed networking options, research results, positions and perspectives. Their express goal: the B3 Biennial should establish an innovative, long-term platform for an interdisciplinary and cross-media alliance of the moving image.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art Kunsthalle Darmstadt

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out Stealing Horses

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Out Stealing Horses Cinema

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends?

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd. Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future?

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output Frankfurt Book Fair

Glossary of Broken Dreams

4:00 PM Glossary of Broken Dreams Cinema

Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities Frankfurt Book Fair

Hurry Slowly

6:00 PM Hurry Slowly Cinema

My Little One

9:00 PM My Little One Cinema

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future! Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: We all learn from each other!

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Talk: We all learn from each other! Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations Frankfurt Book Fair

World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format!

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format! Frankfurt Book Fair

Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power Frankfurt Book Fair

Harajuku

4:00 PM Harajuku Cinema

THE GAMES QUARTETT

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM THE GAMES QUARTETT Frankfurt Book Fair

Tito

6:00 PM Tito Cinema

Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff

7:30 PM Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff Kunsthalle Darmstadt

GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY

8:30 PM GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY Cinema

Friday, October 18, 2019

ADAM

4:00 PM ADAM Cinema

God of the Piano

6:00 PM God of the Piano Cinema

Saturday, October 19, 2019

B3 short films

2:00 PM B3 short films Cinema

Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality. Frankfurt Book Fair

The Wall of Mexico

4:00 PM The Wall of Mexico Cinema

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Norway’s best series in one afternoon

2:00 PM Norway’s best series in one afternoon Cinema

Blind Spot

8:30 PM Blind Spot Cinema

Friday, November 8, 2019

Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin

7:00 PM Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Art - digital?!

7:00 PM Art - digital?! Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project

7:30 PM Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden